Pinnacle Home Theater Speakers

Most manufacturers list sensitivity db at 1 Watt/1 Meter. Pinnacle list it at 1 Watt/0.5 meter. So subtract 6dB to get the 1 Watt/1 Meter rating.

I received a pair of the BD 650 II’s earlier in the week and they are great speakers. I haven’t AB tested them against similarly priced speakers yet, but they are great out of the box. I would highly recommend them. I’m sure the BD 750’s are equally as great.

Hello WOOT community. I am Arin with Pinnacle Speakers, TEAM LEADER consumer division. Pinnacle is a family owned and operated USA based company, established in 1976. That’s 38 years and running counting toward 4 decades. We are the oldest independently owned and operated USA based speaker company with the longest running management team in the industry. We are famous in the Speaker and consumer electronics industry and known specifically for superior performance, innovative engineering and old fashioned, personal service. We have products ranging from “BUDGET AUDIOPHILE” to TRUE AUDIOPHILE up to $8,000. We offer these exclusive and honestly ridiculous “no brainer” deals to WOOT as an exclusive buy it now, snooze or lose opportunity.

I will be here monitoring the forum to assist in answering any and all questions regarding our products. I have been with Pinnacle for 10 years and I will proudly tell you,we make terrific products. I am quite knowledgeable about our products and speakers in general, but if something is technically beyond me, I have access to one of our audio engineers for the highly technical questions. There is no such thing as a “DUMB” question. These are complicated decisions. So, if you have a question, please ask. Chances are your question will also help many other Woot forum people.

I am a specialist in Pinnacle, although I cannot speak for other company products, I can try to assist in building a system with our products and some existing items you may already own.

Thanks for your participation in this forum


Hi, we spec products at both 1 meter and .5 meters. I am not sure if a .5M spec is as much as 6db difference. Our engineers can assist in that. If you are fairly close to the speaker a .5M rating is helpful to know. Thanks for your comment

Yup, 6db is correct. Inverse Square Law.

Is it just me, or do the last two pictures of the BD 2500 look like entirely different speakers?

Also, just a single set of binding posts?!? $4,000 speakers that cannot be bi-amped or bi-wired…? Curious if those are in-fact the correct pictures…

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Hello Arin: It is good to be able to ask questions directly of the manufacturer.

I have recently upgraded a 10 year old JVC home theater system-in-a-box with an Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver. I am now looking to upgrade the old 5.1 speakers. I am considering your MB11500+ speaker system, but am concerned that the components of another “bundle” will be less than stellar. What are the part/model numbers of the various components in the MB11500+ system? Also, is the MB11500+ system a “good match” for the Onkyo TX-NR626?

Any comments/recommendations are appreciated.

Hi Arin,

I don’t currently need any new equipment however I have always had an eye on the baby boomer sub. Is there any chance/risk that the baby boomer is going to get discontinued in the near future?

No, you cannot biamp the 2500s, so make sure your receiver can keep up. That’s my only complaint about them, though I don’t know how you miss what you’ve never had.


I am not in that loop regarding new items and to be discontinued items.

However, we can only offer a limited amount at the WOOT event prices. So, supply at these prices we limit quantities.

I understand. Thanks

Hi I understand your concern. Speaker “BUNDLES” from dedicated high performance speaker companies are in another world of quality than from broad based consumer electronic companies. This statement is how the industry is structured. And in this case, the MB11500+ system uses components from our flagship Black Diamond series. BD 100 are rear and BD 200 are front and center. This is an elite Speaker package.

No worries at all on this one.

Morning, Arin! Welcome back! Love having you here.

I’ll chime in… I picked up some Pinnacle speakers a while back when they were last making the rounds here at Woot. I’ve been happy with my purchase, they sound just fine to me. Using an Onkyo receiver (also a woot purchase) and would recommend the same set up.

Here goes. I know nothing about the terms used in audio; maybe someone could direct me to a primer…All I know is we need something in our new home. A combination of factors–open space floor plan, strawbale walls, SIP ceiling-- made surround sound beyond our abilities. We are not audiophiles, but will use our system for movies and music. With those limitations, any suggestions? Assume none of our old components will work…

Do the bookshelf speakers have a way to be mounted on the wall?


No absolutely not. In fact, that is not the best sonic placement for any of our SHELF MONITORS.


Hi and thanks for the questions. A large open floorplan has some acoustic challenges for sure. The first step is to break down the total area to the actual “LISTENING AREA”, or the zone around which the actual movie watching or music listening will take place. I will suggest we define this as 15’ wide by 15’. Assuming this area now has a couch, chairs or a place to sit and enjoy the music/movies. Next, a large layout is probably best for a floor standing tower speaker in the front, and I assume you have physical room for that. Next, we need a center channel. That is best wither below or above the TV. It can be on the wall, on a speaker stand or on a piece of furniture, so you have flexibility there. Rear channel: they should be set behind the listening area and that can either be a set of surround satellite speakers or possibly in wall depending on what can work in your room.

SUBWOOFER(s): In a large open area I suggest 2 subwoofers. One close to the listening area itself and one further away to boost and fill the total area with the bass.

The above are general guidelines. From there, budgets need to be determined. In our line, BLACK DIAMOND are our flagship products and exceptional for music. Music is the harder format to reproduce and so a great music speaker is also a great home theater speaker. If you can budget the BLACK DIAMOND SERIES> they will be the last speakers you will ever need. In this case I will also say BD 750ll is so exceptional, they will make outstanding FRONT SPEAKERS and amazing for music. ALl that being said here are some excellent combinations:

FRONT BD 750ll
BD 1100
BD 2500

CENTER: BD 700ll

REAR: BD 500




I hope this is helpful,


It is very helpful–exact;y the information I need. Any of the speakers in the front are easy, but the rear speakers confound me. Our building and design really prohibits running wires to the rear of the viewing area-- finished concrete slab floor, plastered strawbale walls, SIP panel ceiling (with a clerestory area that would be prohibitive even if the SIP panels were not). Are there any wireless options? I think I may be looking for a miracle here… Thanks again, Kathy